Global Outreach Graduate Assistant

Department: Global Engineering, Engagement and Research (GEER), College of Engineering

Type of Position: Full-time Graduate Assistantship for AY 2019-2020

Reports to: Global Engagement Specialist

Hours: 20 hours/week

Pay scale: Step 13

About the Office:

The Global Engineering, Engagement and Research (GEER) Office in the College of Engineering is responsible for supporting and promoting the international activities of the college, including education abroad and exchange programs for students, international research and faculty activities, hosting international visitors, and international alumni relations.

General Purpose of Position:

The responsibility of the graduate assistant is to provide support for the activities and initiatives of the GEER office. The primary emphasis of this position is on the development, implementation and administrative support of the office’s Global Ambassador Program and communications/marketing efforts for the GEER office. This will include coordinating marketing and special events and supporting the office’s web and social media outreach.

Job Duties:

Global Ambassador Program (50%)

  • Coordinate and oversee the office’s new Global Ambassador Program, including ambassador recruitment and training, coordinating marketing and social events, and teambuilding activities to promote global programs

Communications (50%)

  • Manage and update GEER website in accordance with the office’s communications strategy; update and maintain social media outreach
  • Create marketing materials for international initiatives in the GEER office
  • Coordinate marketing and GEER special events, including Global Education Fairs, orientations, information sessions, and any other events promoting global opportunities
  • Support international visits, events, and general activities for GEER office staff
  • Respond to GEER email inquiries and link students with appropriate information or assistance

Required Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have a positive attitude, excellent oral and written communication skills, outstanding organizational skills including attention to detail, time management, reliability and proficiency in Microsoft Office and MS Publisher or other graphic design software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with social media and content marketing in higher education context (e.g. YouTube, Instagram, etc.)
  • Prior experience in international programs (e.g. as participant in study, work or living abroad)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations
  • Customer-service orientation: willingness to listen and adapt to emerging program needs
  • Evidence of initiative and past leadership in project-based environments
  • Excellent teamwork skills

Interested applicants may submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to April Keene at Materials must be received by Wednesday, April 10, 2019.